Replace your boring, plain ice cubes and add a touch of morbid flair to your next drinking session with this Skull Ice Cube Mold ($12). Made of plastic, you simply fill the mold with water, freeze it, and open to remove the cube, which is a lot more multi-faceted/artsy than it is realistic/gross. Which is a good thing, unless you're looking to creep out some Halloween guests later this year.
Put an attractive new spin on your cocktail hour with the Eva Trio Martini Glass ($35). This mouth-blown glass was designed and made in Denmark, and holds 6 ounces of booze. But the real draw is its unique shape — it features a 14-degree angled rim which gives it a distintive look and is said to "enhance the experience of drinking martinis." And maybe it does — but we're thinking it might also help us keep from sloshing stuff out as we're making the rounds at our next party.
Let's face it: slamming shots of tequila isn't exactly the classiest of moves. But you can add a bit of respectability back to the proceedings with the Tequila Buffet ($90). It's handmade from wormy chestnut salvaged from Appalachian barns and homes, and features a depression cut to fit a pint of Patron, four depressions to hold the included shot glasses, a cutting board, an included paring knife, salt bowls, and dedicated notches to keep your limes from rolling away. All you need is tequila, a few limes, and some time to kill.
Most gadgets that open bottles see the opener added on to the end as an afterthought — but not the Bottle Grenade ($25). Instead, this aluminum tool was designed as a bottle opener first and foremost — for both twist and pop tops — and had additional functionality added later. Functionality like a 1/4" hex, a 7/16" hex, an integrated hook for hanging on a belt loop, and a perfectly-sized twist slot that will hold a cap backwards the whole day, letting you proudly display your affinity for PBR.
Get your favorite local brew home safely in a Sprocket Growler ($65). Made in Portland, these hand slip-cast stoneware growlers will keep all 64 ounces of goodness cool for your entire trip, and feature ceramic flip-tops with a rubber seal, just like a pint of Grolsch.